Boat owners know that they need to carry sunscreen for themselves but they may not think about how to protect their pets from getting sunburned. Even animals with lots of fur can get burned by the sun’s rays and animals cannot tell you in words when the heat is getting to them.
Some animals can use the same kind of sunscreen that people use as long as it is hypoallergenic. You should check with your vet about what kind of sunscreen to use for your pet.
Where you really need to be careful is your pet’s eyes. Both the eyes and the skin surrounding them can be very sensitive to sunlight but you do not want to use sunscreen near the eyes.
People like to put sunglasses on their pets to be funny or to take pictures. However, if you really want to protect your pet’s eyes when they spend prolonged periods of time on a boat in the sun, get special goggles that are designed for animals. These usually wrap around an animal’s head so they do not fall off and can also protect the eyes from insects.
Keeping your pet protected from sunburn can ensure that your companion enjoys many sailing adventures with you.